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Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4043
Country: South Africa

asiostygius wrote:
Shifting from birds to scarabs.
This "guy" has visited flowers at my balcony some days ago and I used the 55mm micro Nikkor f/3.5 at MFD to take a picture.

These scarabs of the subfamily Cetoniinae - genus Gymnetis - are more interested in flowers than faeces.
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Great pic Jose and I applaud the beetle's taste!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2645
Country: Brazil

As the MFD of 55mm f/3.5 micro was just ~24cm and I needed a larger working distance to avoid disturbing the beetle, I took the TC14A which made a "77mm f/5 Micro Nikkor".
These shots were taken at a more confortable (~50cm) distance.
I think this combo works very well.
With the 55s (f3.5 & f2.8) and the 105mm f/2.8 Micro Nikkors in my collection + TCs, I think the next AF lens "victim" to be sold is my almost unused Sigma 150/2.8...


Cetoniinae Flower Scarab (genus Gymnetis) with "77mm f/5" Micro Nikkor by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + TC14A + Micro Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 AI (=77mm f/5) + SB800 flash with diffuser + tripod. ~10% crop.
ISO 320, f/11 at 1/60s.



Cetoniinae Flower Scarab Beetle (genus Gymnetis) with "77mm f/5" Micro Nikkor by labecoaves, on Flickr

Dorsal view. Genus Gymnetis.
D7000 + TC14A + Micro Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 AI (=77mm f/5) + SB800 flash with diffuser + tripod. ~10% crop.
ISO 320, f/16 at 1/60s.



Cetoniinae Flower Scarab (genus Gymnetis) with "77mm f/5" micro Nikkor by labecoaves, on Flickr

Genus Gymnetis. preparing to "take off".
D7000 + TC14A + Micro Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 AI (=77mm f/5) + SB800 flash with diffuser + tripod. ~20% crop.
ISO 320, f/11 at 1/60s.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2645
Country: Brazil

Thank you Peter.
Loved your flowers with the tube + 300 and the 105.



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 851
Country: Switzerland

Wow, that was a killer sunset John, very nicely seen!

One from today's stroll to the office, looking up at the intersection of College and Bathurst Streets. NIKKOR*ED 180mm f/2.8 AI-s, at f/2.8.


Electrified by philipjohnson, on Flickr



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 851
Country: Switzerland

Further up Bathurst St is a high school/technical college (I don't know which, actually) called Central Technical School. They don't make schools like this anymore. NIKKOR*ED 180mm f/2.8 AI-s, wide open. The sharpness out of this lens is just fantastic, no matter the aperture.


Central Tech by philipjohnson, on Flickr



Gardener
Registered: Oct 14, 2012
Total Posts: 36
Country: Denmark

Please look here :

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1171846



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2645
Country: Brazil

philipj wrote:
Further up Bathurst St is a high school/technical college (I don't know which, actually) called Central Technical School. They don't make schools like this anymore. NIKKOR*ED 180mm f/2.8 AI-s, wide open. The sharpness out of this lens is just fantastic, no matter the aperture.


Central Tech by philipjohnson, on Flickr


Agreed Philip, incridible detail, wide open!!



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2237
Country: United States

Hello, MF family, just an update on my daughter's chemotherapy sessions, we are nearing the of this damn awful experience and we can't wait! We are at one of our last bleo appointmens and we have one session left that starts after Christmas, thank God!



Ian Boys
Registered: Feb 09, 2009
Total Posts: 2128
Country: United Kingdom

Last batch of Scotland pics (I promise!)

All with a 24mm ai-s on a Nikon FM (Tri-X as usual)


Sea Trees, Tokaveig by Ian_Boys, on Flickr


Ferry to Kylerhea by Ian_Boys, on Flickr


Ferry to Kylerhea (and elbow self-portrait) by Ian_Boys, on Flickr


Sleat Sea by Ian_Boys, on Flickr


Loch Ness and Castle Urquhart 3 by Ian_Boys, on Flickr



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 857
Country: United States

If you hate this please hide me. It started out as an HDR and evolved into something else. Taken with the much unloved 50 1.4 AI-S from the South Street Bridge in Philly. The exact opposite side of the city view of the pano I posted previously. You can not shoot anything low in this area as some inconsiderate knucklehead decided to put a lighted tennis complex right below the bridge which really plays havoc with night shots.



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 851
Country: Switzerland

Americo - good to hear!

Ian - is that the f/2.8 or f/2? I'm becoming interested in the f/2, despite the bad rap it gets in reviews... and those are lovely pictures btw! Sea trees and sleat sea are my favourites of the set.



Ian Boys
Registered: Feb 09, 2009
Total Posts: 2128
Country: United Kingdom

Thank you!

It's the f2.8 and I'm very happy with it. Works fine on my D700 too.



Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 319
Country: Netherlands

Ian Boys wrote:
Last batch of Scotland pics (I promise!)

All with a 24mm ai-s on a Nikon FM (Tri-X as usual)



I like the Sea sleat the most, Ian



Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 319
Country: Netherlands

Oosty wrote:
Some flowers from the Eastern Cape

Correct exif in comments -- senior moments in not adjusting menu!


Lovely tube shots, Peter



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2352
Country: United States

Inspired by the Lodestar image from Laura, and continuing to try new ideas and stay out of a recent rut, here's a couple pics of a Heinkel He-111 model. Its sat on the same dresser for a few years and has lost the tips of its props at the top, and one of two torpedos.

First one taken with the 28 3.5 PC, lens rotated 180 deg and shifted all the way down to see the wheel assembly head on. Just resting on the counter and used live view, a flashlight directed at the wheel, and a shoe-mounted SB-800. I think at f/8?



Second shot of the whole plane with the 28 3.5 PC without any shift or rotation.



Samy



Ian Boys
Registered: Feb 09, 2009
Total Posts: 2128
Country: United Kingdom

Surely it should be 1H+AH?



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3481
Country: Germany

Samy, it's strange, but over 5.000 pieces of this death-bringing plane were built in my hometown. I'm waiting for my copy of the PC 28/3.5 - maybe I take a few pictures of the "Heinkel-Werke"-ruins as first test.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2352
Country: United States

Good catch Ian, I guess I didn't get the decals right. It also has the Stalingrad decal on it even though the paint scheme indicates a different location for its deployment. I took a few liberties with what was in the kit The remaining torpedo's the wrong color too


Ian Boys wrote:
Surely it should be 1H+AH?



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3481
Country: Germany

Ian, love the "Sea-Trees" flexed through the coastal storms. Beautiful, classic B&W!
And as a wannabe-seaman I like the picture of the Ferry - very cool way to take the cars onboard.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2352
Country: United States

Georg, those machines certainly were meant and used for an evil purpose. But they and other planes of that time period fascinate me since so much innovation in the air happened in the matter of a few years. I will be very interested in any images from those ruins when you are able to get those.

I also have a model of a B-47 6-engined bomber that I want to try the 28PC on next. That's a fun lens, I am still learning it, and I think you will really enjoy it.

Samy



georgms wrote:
Samy, it's strange, but over 5.000 pieces of this death-bringing plane were built in my hometown. I'm waiting for my copy of the PC 28/3.5 - maybe I take a few pictures of the "Heinkel-Werke"-ruins as first test.



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